thunder

Thunder is the loud noise that comes right after lightning. It also can refer to a loud, booming sound, or mean to move heavily but quickly.

Thunder is made up of the rumbles and cracks accompanying lightning during a thunderstorm. You can also use this word for other loud noises, like the thunder of a loud rock band or your uncle's booming voice. A powerful singer can be said to thunder, singing in a way that's as noisy and impressive as a thunderstorm. Thunder can also be used for big, fast movements, like a tank thundering across a field or a truck thundering down the highway.

Primary Meanings of thunder

1.
nv
a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning
be the case that thunder is being heard
2.
n
street names for heroin
Full Definitions of thunder
1

n a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

Types:
thunderclap
a single sharp crash of thunder
Type of:
noise
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

n a deep prolonged loud noise

Synonyms:
boom, roar, roaring
Type of:
noise
sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

v be the case that thunder is being heard

“Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed”
Synonyms:
boom

v utter words loudly and forcefully

Synonyms:
roar
Type of:
shout
utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)

v make or produce a loud noise

“The river thundered below”
Type of:
howl, roar
make a loud noise, as of wind, water, or vehicles

v move fast, noisily, and heavily

“The bus thundered down the road”
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
2

n street names for heroin

Synonyms:
big H, hell dust, nose drops, scag, skag, smack
Type of:
diacetylmorphine, heroin
a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush

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